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This web page, authored and curated by David P. Stern, provides instructions for building an electrophorus from common household items. This type of capacitor was invented by Volta and may have been used to amplify...
This item is a lesson plan for the teacher of beginning high school physics and/or physical science. It provides directions for designing a simple electroscope demonstration and updates the classic "kissing balloon"...
This site, from UCLA's Department of Physics, contains web and in-class demonstrations of physics concepts in the topic areas of mechanics, harmonic motion and waves, electricity and magnetism, acoustics, optics, matter...
In this activity, students explore the 'stick-slip' mechanism of earthquake generation. They will learn about the concepts of stick-slip sliding, static friction, energy conversion, and the elastic properties of...
This site from the Exploratorium provides an activity in static electricity. Everyday materials – a Plexiglas™ sheet, a piece of wool cloth, and puffed rice – are used to show the effect of electrical forces...
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